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Derrick Pouliot, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 194

Born: 1994-01-16

Hometown: Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Draft: 8th overall by Pittsburgh in 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

October, 2014 - Pittsburgh’s prized blueline prospect will begin his 2014-15 season in the AHL once he recovers from off-season shoulder surgery. The initial prognosis in May was a four- to six-month absence, and a return date remains unclear but he is skating with the team in a no-contact jersey. Mark Allan

 

May 2014 - Derrick Pouliot has had shoulder labral repair surgery, and will be out 4-6 months. This is major news and could have an impact on next season. Depending on how well he recovers, it is doubtful now that he starts 2014-2015 on the Penguins NHL roster. Seth Brisendine

 

April, 2014 - Derrick Pouliot has been named the WHL's Defenseman of the Year. He finished the regular season with 70 points in 58 games. He has expanded on those great point totals with an even better playoff total, 26 points in only 14 games. He has truly broken out this season, and is trying to guide the Winterhawks to a second consecutive WHL title. Seth Brisendine

 

December 2013 - Derrick Pouliot was one of seven defensemen named to the Canadian World Junior U-20 Team for the Championships held in Malmo, Sweden. Brendan Ross

 

December 2013 - Derrick Pouliot has been invited to the Canadian junior team selection camp, he is expected to be a power-play specialist for Team Canada. Not that this was a surprise, as he has been very consistent offensively throughout the season. Derrick has scored 30 points in 28 games so far for Portland this season. Seth Brisendine

 

November 2013 - Pouliot has met expectations so far in this young season. He has put up 15 points in 14 games while also improving his defensive game. Pouliot has also been selected for the WHL's roster in the 2013 Subway Super Series against the Russians. Pouliot is now considered a favorite to make Canada's roster for the World Junior Championships in Malmo, Sweden. Seth Brisendine

 

October 2013 - Derrick Pouliot has been reassigned to the Portland Winterhawks for the 2013-14 season. He will be expected to provide elite-level offense and improve his defensive game, while also being a team leader. Pouliot is likely to play for Team Canada at the upcoming 2014 World Junior Championships. Portland has lost a lot of defensive talent leaving Pouliot to pick up most of the slack so ice time will provide the offensive defenseman with great opportunities for a great statistical year. Seth Brisendine

 

 

May 2013 - Derick Pouliot was a key member of the Portland Winterhawks team that fell one game short of winning the 2013 CHL Memorial Cup. The blueliner led all defensemen in scoring with seven points in five games and was named to the tournament All-Star team. Brendan Ross

 

April 2013 - Sits in fourth place in WHL playoff scoring as of mid-April and the leader in defense scoring, Pouliot is breaking out on the score sheet. His confidence is very apparent. - Seth Brisendine

 

February 2013 – Pouliot continues to be a top defenseman in Portland. A couple injuries have slowed down his season, but when in the lineup Pouliot has produced. He has 38 points in 39 games for the CHL’s top team in the Winterhawks. He will probably spend another junior with a chance to make Team Canada’s World Junior squad, but will get a long look at camp. – Zenon Herasymiuk

 

October, 2012 - Off to a good start with three goals and three assists in his first six games, Pouliot is always looking to use his excellent skating ability to join (or lead) the rush. Rich Dillon

 

September, 2012 - Derrick Pouliot has inked a 3-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins Brendan Ross

 

June, 2012 - After trading Jordan Staal to Carolina for the 8th overall pick, Ray Shero announced the Portland Winterhawks defenseman, Derrick Pouliot, as the 8th overall selection in front of the Pittsburgh fans. He joins Winterhawks' teammate Joe Morrow in the Penguins' system. Brendan Ross

 

June 2012 – After putting up an impressive 59 points in the regular season, Pouliot added 17 more in the playoffs. He was also a plus-4 for the Portland Winterhawks who came within one game of going to the Memorial Cup, ultimately falling short to the Edmonton Oil Kings. Pouliot already has 43 playoff games to his resume and close to 200 overall, an impressive feat for a player that has yet to be drafted.

 

March, 2012  – Derrick Pouliot is an elite WHL rearguard often commended for his offensive skills, but he has a brash defensive game to go along with his scoring prowess. Likely to be a first-round NHL selection at the 2012 draft, Pouliot’s greatest attributes are his silky strides and calmness distributing the puck. He isn’t opposed to dropping the gloves either, posting three fighting majors in 2011-12. - John Canario

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: A
He is a little undersized at his position but given his array of offensive skills and knack for posting decent penalty totals, he has significant fantasy upside.

 

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